Lake of Menteith...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...one of the very few lakes in Scotland, and flat calm like the others, the reeds caught my eye.

***I posted the wrong version and it's now on as a variant.***

Tags: Scotland Trossachs Highland Landscape and travel


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Comments


HowieR 5 20 3 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2013 10:41AM
Classic comp- calm image

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25 Nov 2013 11:52AM
Now that's a reflection. All those lines pointing the same way in a perfect composition... pure harmony.


Alan
25 Nov 2013 11:56AM
Beautiful image Dougie, lovely reflections Smile
Jan
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2013 12:16PM
The composition is perfect with the land sloping away gradually - and those wonderful reflections and light really make this Dougie. I wonder why it's called a lake? I'm off to Mr Google to see if he'll provide the answer! Smile Just back - and I see nobody knows why! Smile
25 Nov 2013 12:40PM
Well composed Dougie with the clouds echoing the reeds nicely.
viscostatic 10 34 5 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2013 12:41PM
Beautiful light on that distant shore Dougie.

Phil.
almiles 6 38 102 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2013 12:47PM
The off centre comp works well with the higher horizon because the clouds fill in the FG water very nicely. The reflection as others have pointed out is beautiful and the reeds add extra depth. Bonny light on the far bank too.
viscostatic 10 34 5 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2013 12:47PM

Quote:The composition is perfect with the land sloping away gradually - and those wonderful reflections and light really make this Dougie. I wonder why it's called a lake? I'm off to Mr Google to see if he'll provide the answer! Smile Just back - and I see nobody knows why! Smile


According to Mr Wikipedia 'This unusual name is believed to be due to a corruption by 16th-century Dutch cartographers of the Lowland Scots Laich o Menteith, where "laich" simply means "low place".'

Phil.
Phil I saw that after reading Ann chow's comment I had always said that the "Lake" of Menteith was unique in Scotland seems different.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
25 Nov 2013 1:44PM
A splendid reflection Dougie.
I just kinda thought they were called Lakes in England,
and Lochs in Scotland !!
Mick.
25 Nov 2013 1:50PM
Lovely reflections in the lake an colour in those reeds.
Cliff
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 67 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2013 3:04PM
Such calm stillness, so relaxing!
Regards
Bill
Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2013 3:15PM
A lovely calming image combining autumn into
that wonderful scene and reflection
Lillian
MalcolmS Plus
11 1.2k 13 England
25 Nov 2013 4:43PM
Very calming Dougie

Malcolm
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 67 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2013 4:43PM
The second version is subtly improved, the increased saturation especially noticeable around the reed bed. Thanks for the pm, well worth the re-visit.
Regards
Bill
capto Plus
4 3.9k 8 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2013 5:13PM
All the ingredients make the whole a smashing image.Smile

ivor
Niknut Plus
6 1.2k 68 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2013 5:46PM
Beautiful !!.....you seem to attract flat-water on your travels !!......like the richer colors in V2 !!
25 Nov 2013 6:20PM
The slight added richness of colour in V2 is nice, but the darkness at the bottom of the frame seems just a little excessive to me???...Lift it a touch, just there, perhaps?
You know best, Dougie, you were there... and heaven knows, you've a steady hand on the tiller Smile

But it's all just hair-splitting anyway Grin


Alan
25 Nov 2013 6:21PM
Beautiful reflections on the water in this great landscape!
George
25 Nov 2013 6:29PM
not a ripple in sight ...
great scene
jaktis 12 84 Sweden
25 Nov 2013 7:56PM
Great light on the reeds

Peter
25 Nov 2013 9:13PM
A very beautiful image of the wee lake. A beautiful place,
Johanna
pamelajean Plus
10 964 1824 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2013 11:53PM
Love all those cloud reflections on the water, and the overall reflections being broken by the golden reeds only.

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